1. BrightLark

    BrightLark New Member

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    I need an injury for my MC

    Discussion in 'Research' started by BrightLark, Nov 29, 2016.

    I want to injure my main character, not badly enough to kill her, yet strong enough to keep her in the hospital for 1-2 weeks, with full recovery. I was thinking maybe a stab wound? If you have any suggestions, they're much appreciated :)
     
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    My cousin got shot on Nov 17 and just came home from the hospital today. So that's an idea.
     
  3. BrightLark

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    Thank you for the suggestion, and I'm so sorry about your cousin. Glad to hear he's doing better!
     
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    An acute medical problem with a full recovery...Have you considered a bacterial or a viral agent, like meningitis, or a staph infection? Those have the potential to put people down hard with a reasonable 1-2 week recovery time depending on severity.
     
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    I like the medical angle. Maybe a ruptured spleen that leads to sepsis?
     
  6. EnginEsq

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    Nervous breakdown. Which gives you a reason to be really cruel to the MC for a long time until it happens.
     
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    Food poisoning? Salmonella, botulism, dysentery...

    Or all three!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Great...now I'm hungry for bad decisions
     
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    You should make the injury pertain to the reason you need to keep her in the hospital for two weeks!

    Like, if she's a cocky son-of-a-bitch and she thought she could take on the world, and values her freedom, have her break a leg so she recognizes her own mortality.

    Or if she thinks she's at one with herself, that she's healthy and has no problems, have her suddenly need a kidney transplant or something.

    This sounds like a great spot for her to hit a low note in the story! Contrive the crap out of it!!
     
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